Course: České Budějovice from the art-historical perspective

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Course title České Budějovice from the art-historical perspective
Course code ART/CBUP
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pech Milan, PhDr. Bc. Ph.D.
Course content
Classes will be held in the streets of the city, in the interiors of historic buildings, museums and art exhibitions. The students will see personally the studied artefacts and architecture.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Excursion, Group work
Learning outcomes
České Budějovice is a typical example of medieval urban planning. The class will focus on history of the city and its specific mid-13th century layout. It will show its architectural development within a broad art-historical context. Series of lectures will take place just in the streets of the town, in the interiors of local historical buildings or museum or gallery expositions so that student can be confronted directly with studied art works and architecture.
Student acquires the ability to work with the basic concepts of art history, student knows the characteristic elements of individual architectural styles and the chronology of their development. Student understands the changes of the urban structure of the city and the landscape in the cultural-historical context. Student can name the differences between the medieval, early modern and late modern visuality.
Interest in history and art history

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment

Recommended literature
  • Bartilla, Stefan. Flemish and Dutch painting from the 16th to 18th Century. A guide through the collection of South-Bohemian Aleš Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou. Hluboká nad Vltavou: Aleš South Bohemian Gallery, 2009.
  • Frugoni, Ch.; Frugoni. A.; McCruaig, W. A day in a medieval city. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, 2006.
  • Gies, J. Life in a medival city. New York: Crowell, 1969.
  • Kuča, K. et al. Castles, country houses and other monuments in the care of the National Heritage Institut. Prague: National Heritage Insitute, 2009.
  • Látal, Hynek; Lexová, Petra; Vaněk, Martin. Intersurveys: the collection of t the Aleš South-Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou. Hluboká nad Vltavou: Aleš South Bohemian Gallery, 2017.
  • Lavička, Roman. Gothic art. Guide through the collection of medieval art of the Aleš South-Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou. Hluboká nad Vltavou: Aleš South Bohemian Gallery, 2008.
  • Lilley, L. City and cosmos: the medival world in urban form. London: Reaktion, 2009.
  • Nicholas, D. The growth of the medival city: from late antiquity to the early fourteenth century. London: Longman, 1997.
  • Taubová, J. Renaissance around the Black Tower: České Budějovice. The Region of South Bohemia. České Budějovice: Corporate town České Budějovice, 2008.
  • Trčka, M. Hluboká Castle. Praha: Pressfoto, 1993.

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